Warwick police arrest four juveniles accused of vandalism spree

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Warwick police announced the arrest of four juveniles after reports of graffiti and vandalism in the Sandy Lane and West Shore Road area of the city.

Police said they responded to at least 19 incidents of graffiti and vandalism last Friday evening onto early morning hours on Saturday.

Warwick police received reports that four juveniles were responsible for at least 15 spray paint graffiti on businesses, residences, schools and other public buildings, according to authorities. Four incidents of vandalism on businesses and vehicles were also reported.

According to police, the four targeted random properties and some of the property was defaced with anti-police rhetoric.

NBC 10’s Erin Coogan spoke to Keith Kane, the owner of The Berry Joint, last weekend about the vandalism damage.

He said he found glass entrance kicked in when he was opening the shop Saturday morning.

“They vandalized the school across the street and a couple more businesses down the road,” Kane told NBC 10 on Saturday.

The estimated costs to repair the damage is several thousand dollars, Warwick police said.

Officials said the four juveniles were released to their parents after the arrest and that they will be petitioned to the family court.

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